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Field studies have a rich history in higher education with effective active learning pedagogy that immerses students in the environment, helping to transform them into the next generation of scientists.

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Apply now! 2023 River Field Scholar Program
Apply now! 2023 River Field Scholar Program
09/15/2022

Apply now to be a 2023 River Field Studies Scholar! The RIVER Field Studies Network (RIVER) is an NSF Research Coordination Network in Undergraduate Biology  Education framed around connecting rivers, people, and science through immersive field-based education.  Two central objectives of... Read More


Summer 2022 Newsletter is out!
Summer 2022 Newsletter is out!
09/15/2022

Lots of great news from across the network - including reports from the first RCN  in-person "River Rendezvous", applications for the next professional development cycle, a river reports from 8 field courses from California to New York and places in between! Read More


River Management Society hosts Fall 2022 Career Prep Discussion Series
River Management Society hosts Fall 2022 Career Prep Discussion Series
09/01/2022

Each discussion will take place at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. There is not cost to attend, but registration is required. We will record each discussion and share it with registrants, so even if you can't make it, we encourage you to register! 9/7: Trending River Topics to Focus Your Studies On I... Read More


RIVER Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
RIVER Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
07/08/2022

The RIVER Field Studies Network (RIVER) is committed to cultivating an environment where people of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed and treated with equity and respect. In RIVER, we value diversity in all its forms, including race and ethnicity; gender identity, expression and sexual orie... Read More